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Report: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Is Not Project Ogre Or MGS 5

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Jonathan Lester
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Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, Konami, Metal Gear Solid 5, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Project Ogre

Report: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Is Not Project Ogre Or MGS 5

Hideo Kojima has told fans that he's "sick and tired" of people asking whether the newly-unveiled Ground Zeroes is in fact the mysterious Project Ogre (spoiler alert: it isn't). Interestingly, though, a new report also suggests that the open-world project is not Metal Gear Solid 5 either... perhaps making it a prologue to the next numerical entry in the series.

First to what we know: Hideo Kojima is getting bored of people asking him about Project Ogre. "While I am happy to know people liked “MGS Ground Zeroes”, I’m sick & tired of people keep asking me like “is that project Ogre?” here in Seattle everyday," he tweeted. "Project Ogre is what the project that Ogre appears. Ogre does not appear in “MGS Ground Zeroes” trailer.”

So that's that... but here's where things get slightly more interesting. CVG has apparently heard that Project Ogre is in fact the codename for Metal Gear Solid 5 - heavily suggesting, therefore, that another numerical sequel is still in the offing. It's likely that Ground Zeroes will act as a weighty introduction or prologue, though personally we're not entirely convinced that MGS 5 and Project Ogre are necessarily one and the same. As always, watch this space.

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DivideByZero  Sep. 3, 2012 at 13:05

So, not MGS5... so WTF? Don't do Rising and then toss off with some other project when fans want the next big installment.

That said, if they are waiting for the next gen to do MGS5, then I think that's a good idea. When MGS4 came out it really was a reference title.

condracky  Sep. 3, 2012 at 14:02

So, not MGS5... so WTF? Don't do Rising and then toss off with some other project when fans want the next big installment.

That said, if they are waiting for the next gen to do MGS5, then I think that's a good idea. When MGS4 came out it really was a reference title.


I don't see the problem with it not being a numbered game, who cares about a damn suffix when the trailer looked so good.

DivideByZero  Sep. 3, 2012 at 14:16

If it was only in a name, then I wouldn't care. But side-projects are a journey away from the core experience.

While they can often be awesome and really add to a game... they are (or should be) fundamentally different from the original so if you keep churning out games that are different from your core game, then you risk putting your punters off.

If Rising and this new one are both crap (doubtful, I admit) then as and when MGS5 does come out and the gameplay picks up where MGS4 left off, people will dismiss it as just another MGS title.

Personally, if I was making games like this then I would only do 1 side project between games or maybe one every two or something. But that's me. Different strokes for different folks and all that.

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